Definition of contributor in English:

contributor

noun

  • 1A person or thing that contributes something.

    ‘Hunt was the largest contributor of hymns to these collections’
    1. 1.1A person who writes articles for a magazine or newspaper.
      ‘he became a regular contributor to the magazine’
      • ‘She has written 12 books, each concerned with how we create meaning, and is a frequent contributor to newspapers, magazines, television and radio.’
      • ‘She is the author of more than 30 novels, for adults, young adults and children, and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, both print and online, all over the world.’
      • ‘A farmer by choice, Kevin has also written a number of books and essays and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines in Northern Ireland.’
      • ‘Do you write articles for your local newspaper, or are you a contributor to a local newspaper who just loves covering hockey?’
      • ‘Sir Max Hastings gave up editing after six years in charge of the Evening Standard to become, he said, once more an author of books and a mere contributor to newspapers.’
      • ‘The writer is a Civil Engineer and is a regular contributor to various newspapers in Pakistan.’
      • ‘Dr Nafi is a frequent contributor to Arab newspapers.’
      • ‘He is a frequent contributor to several newspapers and national dance publications.’
      • ‘He is a widely syndicated newspaper columnist, a frequent contributor to leading periodicals, and a lecturer.’
      • ‘During his student years he was also a contributor to newspapers in Sofia.’
      • ‘He is a frequent contributor to leading newspapers on subjects of topical interest.’
      • ‘Lynda Richardson, who specializes in environmental photography, is a long-time contributor to this magazine.’
      • ‘He was a regular contributor to this magazine, primarily via his comments on items he viewed as incorrect or incomplete.’
      • ‘He is also a visiting professor at Yale and a contributor to The Nation magazine.’
      • ‘He was an occasional contributor to this magazine in the 1960s.’
      • ‘In fact it is likely that Coleridge, who was himself a contributor to the Monthly Magazine, read some or all of these correspondences.’
      • ‘In addition to being a regular contributor to the magazine, he is a renowned expert on demographics.’
      • ‘I was an avid contributor to the magazine in my schooldays, but my last contribution was as a 16-year-old in 1955, my matric year.’
      • ‘He had been a frequent contributor to the magazine.’
      • ‘He was a frequent contributor to the journal, having over a dozen articles published in it, mostly on over-ground or underground railways, his last piece being published as recently as 2000.’
      • ‘He had some support from the French contributors, led by Dr Chataing.’
      writer, feature writer, columnist, correspondent, reporter, journalist, penman
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    2. 1.2A person who donates to a cause.
      ‘Australia is also a major contributor of development assistance to the region’
      • ‘It will likely cost more than any previous war, with few contributors.’
      • ‘Many thanks to all contributors for their support.’
      • ‘These proposals have more to do with rewarding campaign contributors and lobbying patrons than with economic stimulus.’
      • ‘Thanks to all contributors for their continuous support.’
      • ‘Can anyone imagine that they would shovel that cash to their friends and campaign contributors the minute they were able to do so?’
      • ‘Only then will more credible candidates emerge whom contributors can support.’
      • ‘Appreciation was also extended to all the sponsors and contributors for making the show such a success.’
      • ‘Thanks was also expressed to all sponsors, contributors and volunteer workers.’
      • ‘He also was accused of favouring rich friends and campaign contributors - a view he strongly disputed.’
      • ‘May we wish a happy new year to all of our readers, contributors and supporters.’
      • ‘The contributors are all beneficiaries of the charity which will have donated more than £50m to organisations worldwide by the end of 2002.’
      • ‘She runs a lighting manufacturing business in the area and is one of the contributors towards the cost of the patrols.’
      • ‘He is so eager to accommodate his supporters and contributors that there seems to be very little that he is not willing to do for them at the expense of the public interest.’
      • ‘Jobs were slashed, top contributors were promoted, and business units consolidated.’
      • ‘The contributors identify the strains and costs associated with maintaining this system.’
      • ‘This doctrine conveniently has wide appeal among the major contributors from business and finance, but it doesn't promise much for the folks who vote.’
      • ‘The U.S. Agency for International Development was the largest single contributor.’
      donor, benefactor, benefactress, giver, subscriber
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    3. 1.3A causal factor in the existence or occurrence of something.
      ‘stress is a major contributor to most diseases’
      • ‘Social factors are potent contributors to ill health.’
      • ‘Those social and demographic factors may be key contributors to potential crises in the future.’
      • ‘In addition, the book does not put much emphasis on ethnicity and culture as major contributors to disease.’
      • ‘Clinical research in this part of the world should focus more evenly on the major contributors to burden of disease.’
      • ‘During the past century, such disease has changed from minor cause of death and disability to one of the major contributors to the global burden of disease.’
      • ‘Excise duty, in particular, has become one of the major contributors fuelling the illegal trade in cigarettes and oil.’
      • ‘But increases in fatty food consumption over the past 30 years as well as a decrease in physical activity are also major contributors.’
      • ‘The 1998 tax on pension fund dividend income and changes in pension liability accounting have been major contributors to recent problems.’
      • ‘It said tax cuts and overruns in government spending were major contributors to the budget slippage in 2002.’
      • ‘The trade body said it focused on salt when alcohol consumption and being overweight were major contributors to high blood pressure.’
      • ‘Two major contributors to the success of the tourist industry in recent years have been the US and Britain.’
      • ‘Solvent-based paints contain organic compounds that are major contributors towards ozone pollution.’
      • ‘We are major contributors and Australia is a real force for good in the region.’
      • ‘Dairy products are major contributors of saturated fat and cholesterol to the diet.’
      • ‘Air pollution, of which vehicle emissions are the major contributor, is thought to be responsible for around 24,000 premature deaths in the UK every year.’
      • ‘That is 5,000 more than they have had over previous bank holidays and the general improvement in the weather was named as the major contributor in getting people out of their homes.’
      • ‘This is just one aspect of oil use - the increasing prevalence of plastic based disposable lifestyles is also a major contributor.’
      • ‘To blame one party as the major contributor is unfair.’
      • ‘Our west coast rivers have seen the salmon and sea trout populations collapse and there is no doubt that fish farming has been a major contributor.’
      • ‘Lack of physical activity is a major contributor to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity.’

Pronunciation

contributor

/kənˈtrɪbjʊtə/